PLEASE NOTE: the upcoming lunch seminar “Winning your Proposal on Page 1 of the Research Narrative” scheduled for March 18 has been changed to a WEBINAR ONLY. RSVP here for webinar.
Texas A&M AgriLife:
Texas A&M AgriLife is pleased to announce the SBS Pilot Seed Grant Initiative to support advancing interdisciplinary, research-extension integrated opportunities for faculty that will position them for competitive applications to multiyear, federal research proposals in five thematic priority areas:
- Sustainable farming and food system innovations to reach underserved populations (e.g. food banks and community health and/or healthcare partnerships)
- Human and/or social capacity development in an underserved population addressing one or more social determinants of health
- Phase 3 or 4 research in nutrition, chronic disease, and/or obesity prevention or treatment in an underserved population
- Translational collaboration (bench to community) innovation in advancing human health through agriculture
- Technology innovations for valid, reliable behavioral monitoring and/or evaluation (e.g. passive wearables for dietary intake assessment; smartphone technologies for biomarker assessment)
- Awards: AgriLife will make up to two 12-month awards for up to $35K each.
- Deadlines: 5:00 p.m. CT on July 15, 2020.
National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
The deadline for the following NIFA programs have been pushed back. The new deadlines are as follows:
- Agricultural Workforce Training Grants
Program Area Code: A7601
Deadline: September 24, 2020 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
- Predoctoral Fellowships
Program Area Code: A7101
Deadline: August 13, 2020 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
- Postdoctoral Fellowships
Program Area Code: A7101
Deadline: August 13, 2020 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), builds upon the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) which was initiated in 1996 as one of the key activities in a national action plan to combat antibiotic resistance threats. The purpose of this FOA is to protect and promote public health by enhancing, strengthening and sustaining antibiotic resistance surveillance in retail food specimens within the NARMS program. The NARMS cooperative agreements is intended to improve the detection of antibiotic resistance among bacteria in food commodities, as well as expand to new sites to expand the scope of sampling. Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the NARMS Objectives.
- Awards: $200,000 total per year (direct costs plus indirect costs) for up to 5 years.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due April 3, 2020; full application due May 11, 2020. This program will also be offered in 2021 and 2022.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages the submission of proposals that tackle some of the fundamental scientific questions underlying micro- and nanoplastic characterization, behavior, and reactivity in the environment (including animal and human health), as well as their elimination from land and water systems…. Several Directorates/Offices/Divisions participate in this DCL and welcome the submission of proposals on this topic, though each division will only accept proposals of a certain type, as described in the corresponding sections contained in the DCL. All questions regarding proposals should be addressed to the cognizant Program Officers to whom submission is contemplated.
- Awards and Deadlines: Vary by directorate/office/division. See full announcement for details and topics of interest for each entity.
The goal of this solicitation is to support fundamental research and education of a future workforce that will enable Future Manufacturing: manufacturing that either does not exist today or exists only at such small scales that it is not viable. Future Manufacturing will require the design and deployment of diverse new technologies for synthesis and sensing, and new algorithms for manufacturing new materials, chemicals, devices, components and systems. It will require new advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, new cyber infrastructure, new approaches for mathematical and computational modeling, new dynamics and control methodologies, new ways to integrate systems biology, synthetic biology and bioprocessing, and new ways to influence the economy, workforce, human behavior, and society.
- Future Manufacturing Research Grants (FMRG) – Type I: $500,000 to $750,000 per year for up to five years, Type II: $750,000 to $2,000,000 per year for up to five years;
- Future Manufacturing Seed Grants (FMSG) – Awards in this track will provide support for up to two years at a level not to exceed $250,000 per year; and
- Future Manufacturing Networks (FMNet) – Awards in this track will provide up to five years of support at a total amount of $500,000.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due April 10, 2020; full proposals due June 5, 2020.
The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) invites the engineering research community to establish an organization that will serve to identify and develop bold and societally impactful new engineering research directions and thereby catalyze the engineering research community’s pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. Specifically, NSF/ENG calls on the engineering research community to establish an Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) that ENG will support to facilitate the articulation of compelling research visions that align with national and global challenges. This organization will be charged with obtaining and integrating input from all stakeholders with interest in engineering research, including academia, industry, societies, government agencies and the public. A reciprocal goal of the organization will be to communicate coordinated information on nascent opportunities and priorities in engineering research to these stakeholders. It is anticipated that through its activities the ERVA will strengthen connectivity across these diverse stakeholders, and increase coordination among engineering disciplinary communities. The ERVA should have membership/representation of academic, industrial and other stakeholders, and should be inclusive of all engineering disciplines. Through its proposed activities, the ERVA should provide the engineering community with a process for identifying future research challenges and enable the engineering research community to speak with a unified voice.
- Awards: $5,000,000 – $8,000,000 total for 5 years. One award will be funded.
- Deadlines: LOI due July 8, 2020; full applications due August 12, 2020.
The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they enhance fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated geographical research. National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic scientific research. Support is provided for projects that are most effective in grounding research in relevant theoretical frameworks relevant to HEGS, that focus on questions that emanate from the theoretical discussions, and that use scientific methods to answer those questions. HEGS supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform fundamental geographical theory and methods, and that will have positive broader impacts that benefit society.
- Awards: Regular research awards supported by HEGS range from $40,000 to $400,000; CAREER awards between $400,000 and $500,000; conferences, group travel, or other community-development activities awards between $20,000 and $50,000; research coordination network (RCN) awards between $300,000 and $400,000; RAPID awards between $20,000 and $60,000.
- Deadlines: Due August 18, 2020.
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://tamu.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions):
Special Announcement: The Division of Research has implemented a brand new proposal submission and internal review portal. The system will be used for limited submissions and most internal grant programs. You will find available opportunities at:
The limited submission office will be phasing in the portal as new limited submission opportunities arise. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly Martin at 979-862-2233.
|Title||Due Date||Organizer||Category||Award Cycle|
|BECKMAN FOUNDATION 2021 Beckman Scholars Program||03/15/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO)||03/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|CPRIT Research Training Grants||03/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|National Endowment for the Humanities Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants||03/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, 2021-22 cycle||03/27/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant||03/27/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NIH NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional)||04/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||04/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NSF General Social Survey (GSS) Competition||04/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)||04/15/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||04/16/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI-RP)||04/17/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NEA Grants for Arts Projects||04/22/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NIH Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||04/28/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|William T. Grant Scholars Program||04/28/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Breast Cancer Alliance, 2021 Young Investigator Grant||04/29/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42)||05/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants||05/04/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community||05/11/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science||06/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
Register now for the Rules of Life: Complexity in Algal Systems workshop! The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring this workshop to bring together researchers across academia, industry, federal agencies, and National Laboratories to outline the challenges in understanding algal biology and ecology and to discuss research on algae engineering and cultivation efforts.
The workshop will take place April 6-7, 2020, at the Double Tree Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The workshop-associated room block can be used to book your lodging. This workshop may reach attendance capacity quickly. We encourage you to register early to ensure your spot.
- March 11, 2020: DOE and NIH Centers & Facilities for Bio-Imaging: Data Acquisition and Available Techniques
- April 15, 2020: DOE and NIH Centers for Imaging Data Analysis, Management and Knowledge
The DOE and NIH support national centers and dedicated instruments for high-resolution bioimaging at national facilities. Capabilities include X-ray microscopy and tomography, 3D electron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, infrared imaging, light microscopy and live cell imaging, image analysis, dynamics, computing, software development, and data management. Recognizing that new directions in science are often inspired by new tools and methods as well as new biological concepts, the agencies also support the development of new bioimaging tools and methods at these centers and in the laboratories of independent researchers.
A joint NIH-DOE bioimaging working group has organized a dialog between the NIH- and DOE-supported research communities. They will host a public webinar series designed to (1) inform the biological research community about advanced bioimaging capabilities and how to access them and (2) describe associated data challenges.
Research Development Seminars:
March 18, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 via WebEx
Please mark your calendars for a lunchtime presentation and Q&A session with Mike Cronan of Academic Research Funding Strategies. He will provide strategies for increasing your proposal’s success using the first page of the project narrative. ATTENTION: There will be no in-person lunch seminar this month – this will be provided via webinar only. RSVP for the webinar here.
EVANS LIBRARY ANNEX
Sound data management practices can ensure compliance with funding requirements and increase your productivity. This workshop will teach you how to think about your data so that you can manage it more easily throughout your research process. We will cover best practices for documentation, versioning, backup, sharing, and preservation. This workshop will also introduce you to the Texas Data Repository where you can publish data to increase the impact of your research. This is workshop is open to graduate students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines.